La Jolla Institute named among 2016 Best Places to Work in San Diego

LA JOLLA, CA- The La Jolla Institute for Immunology is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego in the large company category by the San Diego Business Journal.

The nomination as one of the best places to work in San Diego comes on the heels of being ranked as one of the Healthiest Places to Work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal for four consecutive years (2013 – 2016). In 2013, the last year the survey was conducted, The Scientist voted La Jolla Institute the Best Place to Work in Academia worldwide.

“I firmly believe the talent and dedication of our employees who firmly stand behind our mission are the reason for all of our successes,” said Dr. Mitchell Kronenberg, President and Chief Scientific Officer. “The latest ranking as a great place to work validates our emphasis on providing a supportive environment that allows talented people to flourish and do their best work. ”

This particular survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in San Diego, benefiting the county’s economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 100 companies that are split into four categories: 42 small-sized companies (15-49 US employees), 28 medium-sized companies (50-249 US employees), 18 large-sized companies (250-1,999 US employees), and 12 mega-sized companies (2,000 or more US employees.

Companies from across San Diego county entered into the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in San Diego. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s demographics, practices, philosophy, system, workplace policies and wellness initiatives. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

The nominated companies will be honored at an awards ceremony on August 11, where the final ranking will be announced. A special issue of the San Diego Business Journal that profiles the companies selected as the Best Places to Work in San Diego will be published on August 22. For more information on the Best Places to Work in San Diego program, visit

About La Jolla Institute for Immunology
La Jolla Institute for Immunology is dedicated to understanding the intricacies and power of the immune system so that we may apply that knowledge to promote human health and prevent a wide range of diseases. Since it’s founding in 1988 as an independent, nonprofit research organization, the Institute has made numerous advances leading towards its goal: life without disease®.